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#1 OFFLINE   Xebstia

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:16 PM

Hello there,

I have a Autoart NSX who's side view mirror came off while sitting in a display case somehow. It's broken off with the plastic bit stuck in the hole in the door. What would be the best way to put the mirror back on without damaging the paint or anything of the car? I know I could glue it but what kind of glue would not mess up the paint etc?

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:15 PM

Either just use superglue or, as others would recommend, Revell Contacta. Use a needle or a toothpick to apply the glue, just so to avoid squeezing too much out into the area.

And if your eyesight is as bad as mine, you should wear something to magnify the area. I botched many repair jobs because I couldn't quite see what I was doing. :twocents:

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:28 PM

Use masking tape all around the hole so that if there are any accidental spills, at least it'll save the paint on your doors. Also use a glue that's known for not fogging clear parts as the window is quite close to where you'll be gluing although you should only need a tiny amount of glue.

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:19 PM

If there is enough of the stalk remaining that you will get a solid match up, a toothpick point of Superglue is your answer.  And from experience, hit the glue, stab the part, and walk away.

If it broke off flush, get a pin vice, the proper sized drill bit, a staple or small paper clip, some wire cutters, and get back to me for more specific directions.





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